Are you looking for the perfect way to kick off the holiday season this December? Here at Courtwood Inn, one of our favorite ways to begin the most wonderful time of the year is by attending the Murphys Open House and Christmas Parade.
During the winter season in Murphys, CA, there are many seasonal activities to enjoy. When you request a copy of our free Vacation Guide, you’ll have exclusive access to our top recommendations for spectacular annual events, exciting outdoor activities, exquisite wineries, delectable restaurants, and more, all listed in one place.
A Local’s Guide to the Murphys Christmas Parade
With so many fun-filled seasonal celebrations in Calaveras County, you’re sure to find the perfect ways to learn more about the culture of our Gold Rush towns. Each year on the first Friday in December, locals, and visitors of Murphys celebrate the holidays and small-town spirit on Historic Main Street at the Murphys Open House and Parade.
Put on Your Mittens and Stroll the Streets
This annual, festive festival is the perfect time to visit with old friends, or visit our town for the first time and make new ones. During the Murphys Open House and Parade, the streets shut down and come alive with holiday cheer. Experience the best of Murphys businesses by perusing the boutiques, tasting rooms, and restaurants.
Feel the Spirit of the Festive Activities
Nothing makes the Murphys Christmas Parade so enchanting and magical quite like the many events happening. To kick off the festivities, watch the lively parade fill Main Street with the sounds and sights of holiday cheer. Once the parade ends, continue the excitement of the holidays by admiring the community tree and listening to the joyous tunes coming from the carolers. Mr. and Mrs. Claus are found in the Native Sons Hall, taking photos with the kids.
Have you ever roasted chestnuts on an open fire? Well, it’s not just a poetic expression from a holiday fable. At Murphys Open House and Parade, be sure to stop by the Spice Tin to get cozy, smell sweet aromas, and roast chestnuts.
Admission is free to attend the Murphys Open House and Christmas Parade. However, we recommend bringing some spare cash so you can visit the merchants and Main Street and purchase some snacks or souvenirs.
Get in the Holiday Spirit at Courtwood Inn
Plan the perfect winter getaway at our hilltop bed and breakfast, the Courtwood Inn, and delight in the Murphys Open House and Christmas Parade. After you experience the fun-filled excitement of one of our favorite events, you’ll need a comfortable place for a peaceful night’s sleep. When you stay at Courtwood Inn, our stunning accommodations showcase unparalleled views of the wooded hills from the private deck, luxurious linens lining the plush beds, and spa-like bathrooms designed to enhance your relaxation experience. With an assortment of delightful amenities and one of the best places to see a California sunrise or sunset, why stay anywhere else?
During your stay at the Courtwood Inn, treat yourself and stay in one of our mini-suites, like the Wimbledon Room. This mini-suite pays tribute to Wimbledon with its decorations of purple and green. It has high vaulted ceilings and a spacious seating area where you can enjoy your afternoon tea or wine. Plus, you’ll love late afternoons relaxing on your large private balcony, with a view of the rolling Sierra foothills at sunset. If you’re ready to celebrate the holiday season in Murphys, check our availability and start planning your trip today!